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Raven's Exile: A Season on the Green River
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Raven's Exile: A Season on the Green River

By Meloy, Ellen

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780805024975 . Very light soiling to front board. Very light soiling to dust jacket, not price clipped. Previous owner's embossed stamp on title page. Pages clean. Signed on title page and half title page. Ellen Meloy's memoir of a season spent on the Green River in Desolation and Gray Canyons. ; Book; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pp; Signed by Author(s) .

$80.00

Birds of New Mexico
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Birds of New Mexico

By Bailey, Florence Merriam

Washington, D.C.: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Very Good. 1928. Hardcover. Green leather boards with gilt title and birds on front and spine. Gilt lettering, and top and bottom of spine are lightly worn. All corners are lightly worn and bumped. Bottom and top edges have minimal rubbing. Fore and bottom edges have light soil, top edge has medium soil. Front gutter is starting to crack but binding is still relatively tight. Previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown. Light foxing on endleaves. Interior is clean. This beautiful bird book has 25 color plates, 54 b&w plates, and 136 b&w figures. All plates and figures are in very good condition. There is an errata sheet before the table of contents. This book was compiled by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in cooperation with the State Game Protective Association and the Bureau of Biological Survey (precursor to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service) . The preface states that this is the first comprehensive report on the bird life of the Southwest. ; 4to 9" - 11" tall; 807 pp .

$85.00

Rhymes and Jingles
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Rhymes and Jingles

By Bass, William Wallace

Los Angeles, CA: J. F. Rowny Press. Very Good. 1915. Softcover. Stapled tan soft cover booklet with poems and natural history tidbits by William Wallace Bass, one of the original guides and trailblazers in the Grand Canyon. Bass Canyon and Camp bear his name today. Edges of brown paper wraps are a bit creased. Interior is clean. Includes frontis photo of Bass plus photo of Bass with his old indian friend and the cage at Bass Ferry. A relatively uncommon Grand Canyon item. 3 copies of this 1915 edition found in OCLC. ; Book; B&W Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 33 pp .

$325.00

On the Mesa

By Nichols, John

Layton, Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. Cloth. 0879052201 . Maroon and parchment-colored boards with copper imprint, binding tight and square, little to no wear to edges of boards, clean interior. Signed by author with location and date on first free page. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is in fine condition.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$20.00

Deseret News, August 17, 1870
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Deseret News, August 17, 1870

By Cannon, George Q. , editor

Salt Lake City: Deseret News. Very Good. 1870. Newspaper. A complete issue of the Deseret News, August 17, 1870, printing much of a publicized religious debate over polygamy that had taken place in the preceding days. The paper has light soil, a few tears, and an old Salt Lake City bookseller's stamp on the first page top margin. Protected in a hardcover red cloth binding with a peeling typewritten label on the spine with "Bible Sanction Polygamy" visible. The debate, between Brigham Young's polygamy spokesman Orson Pratt and U. S. Senate Chaplain J. P. Newman, took place over three days, arguing over the question Newman posed, "Does the Bible Sanction Polygamy?" The debate fills most of the issue, with additional correspondence between Brigham Young and J. P. Newman printed on the last page, where Young declines Newman's personal challenge to a debate and offers up Orson Pratt or John Taylor in his stead. ; 17" x 12"; 16 pp .

$175.00

Milagro Beanfield War
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Milagro Beanfield War

By Nichols, John

New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. Good. 2000. Later Printing. Quarter Cloth. 0805063749 . Pictoral wraps with chipping and creasing on edges and corner and shelfwear. Approximately one inch tear on rear upper hinge repaired with tape. Pages clean and binding tight. Inscribed by author to previous owner on half-title page. Nichols' classic novel set in northern New Mexico. ; Book; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 pp; Signed by Author .

$30.00

Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape
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Desert Quartet: An Erotic Landscape

By Williams, Terry Tempest

New York, NY: Pantheon Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. 0679439994 . Tan colored boards. Pages clean and binding tight. Jacket protected by mylar sleeve. Not price-clipped. Signed by author and illustrator on title page. ; Book; B&W Illustrations; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall; 62 pp; Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$35.00

Canyonlands National Park (Chapter from the Hour of Land)
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Canyonlands National Park (Chapter from the Hour of Land)

By Williams, Terry Tempest

Moab, UT: Back of Beyond Books. New with no dust jacket. 2016. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover. On June 7th, Terry Tempest Williams will release her latest book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks. As could be expected, Terry offers a deeply personal view on the twelve parks she visits, leading the reader through a journey of not only discovery, but an impassioned view of what parks are and what they should be. In conjunction with Sarah Crichton Books, Back of Beyond Books will publish a limited edition of the chapter titled Canyonlands National Park. This, the longest chapter (50 plus pages) , includes five original photographs not included in the trade edition. Printed by hand on a Vandercook Universal III letterpress on Velin D’ARCHES 100% cotton paper mouldmade in France, printed by Rob Buchert at Tryst Press in Provo Utah. Designed by David Jenney Design and bound in a silk blend by Roswell Book Bindery in Phoenix. Limited to 100 copies in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. ; B&W Illustrations; 9" x 9"; 48 pp; Signed by Author .

$425.00

Story of My Heart: My Autobiography
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Story of My Heart: My Autobiography

By Jefferies, Richard

Boston: Roberts Brothers. Good. 1883. First American Edition. Softcover. Scarce first American edition. Ex-library with old spine stickers, bookplate, and a card pocket. Blue cloth boards with gilt imprint. Soiling, sunning on spine, and rubbed corners. Binding tight. Red top edge. Endpapers have shadow marks. Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an English novelist, journalist, and naturalist, and The Story of My Heart is an introspective piece on "soul-life" rather than a true autobiography. It was recently repopularized in a book by writers Brooke and Terry Tempest Williams. ; 6 3/4" x 4 3/4"; 144 pp .

$125.00

Wild Life of New Mexico: its Conservation and Management
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Wild Life of New Mexico: its Conservation and Management

By Ligon, J. Stokely

Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico State Game Commission. Good. 1927. First Edition. Softcover. Green wrapsw with pictorial embossment on front wrap. Tearing to head and foot of spine and hinges, but binding intact. Light soiling to edges. Stapled binding. Ex-library with stamp and bookplates. Pages clean and lightly toned. Report of game survey in New Mexico in 1926 and 1927.; Book; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 212 pp; Signed by Author .

$30.00

Eggs of North American Birds
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Eggs of North American Birds

By Maynard, Charles Johnson

Boston, MA: DeWolfe, Fiske, and Company. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1889. Hardcover. Naturalist Charles Johnson Maynard's attempt at oological classification. The author's wife hand-colored ten plates from specimens. Green cloth boards rubbed on edges, corners a bit bumped. Scarce brown paper dust jacket has large chips to edges and corners and is torn along folds. Some foxing to pages and edges of text block, a bit musty.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$350.00

Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland
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Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland

By Williams, Terry Tempest

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 0826309690 . Inscribed to previous owners on title page. Some light wear to edges of boards, dust jacket is chipped on corners and sunned on spine. Interior clean and free of markings, binding tight.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$150.00

This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country and Its Magic Rivers
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This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park Country and Its Magic Rivers

By Stegner, Wallace, ed.

Boulder, CO: Roberts Rinehart, Inc. Publishers. Near Fine. 1985. Hardcover. 0911797114 . Reprint of the 1955 book published to help bolster support for keeping the Green and Yampa through Dinosaur National Monument undammed. Forewords from Stegner and publisher. Very little wear to cloth boards, interior is clean, binding tight.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Editor .

$125.00

Index Testaceologicus; or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign,  Arranged According to the Linnean System with the Latin and English Names,  References to Authors, and Places Where Found
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Index Testaceologicus; or A Catalogue of Shells, British and Foreign, Arranged According to the Linnean System with the Latin and English Names, References to Authors, and Places Where Found

By Wood, William

London, UK: Richard Taylor. Very Good. 0. Second Edition. Hardcover. With: Supplement to the Index Testaceologicus and A List of the Plates of the "Index Testaceologicus," with the Lamarckian Names Adapted to the Figures in Each Plate. No date. 188pp + supplements. Over 2700 miniature hand-colored engravings were drawn from original specimens in private collections. Originally trained as a surgeon, Wood left the trade to work as a naturalist and wrote several books, this one being his most important. Full leather with gilt rules and blind stamping on both covers, a bit scuffed, edges of boards rubbed. Text is clean and free of markings, several owner and bookseller stamps and signatures to first few pages. With laid in envelope and letter from Mark Cohen of Marks & Co. Booksellers to Mary Helen Dawson dated January 30th, 1953, with additional receipt from bookseller Norman Colbeck. This copy was the gift of Mark Cohen at Marks & Co., Booksellers at 84, Charing Cross Road to Mary Helen Dawson, wife of Glen Dawson, co-owner of Dawson's Book Shop in Los Angeles during the 1940s through the 1990s. Mary Helen was an avid shell collector. In the book 84, Charing Cross Road, the author begins a correspondence with Frank Doel, bookbuyer for the Marks & Co. bookstore in 1949 after being unable to find a US source for the British literature. The correspondence developed into a friendship, with gifts and food parcels being sent overseas to help with the shortages after WWII. The story of the Marks & Co. bookstore with the Dawsons is a nice parallel, with Glen Dawson originally visiting England in the 1930s to learn the book trade and maintaining a close relationship after. As WWII threatened, Marks & Co. sent many of their books to the US for safekeeping, with the understanding that they would be returned or sold. Dawson's was able to sell the books and send large checks back to England. The letter, handwritten on Marks & Co. stationery, attests to this friendship.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$1200.00

The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States, in their Botanical,  Horticultural, and Popular Aspects
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The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States, in their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects

By Meehan, Thomas

Boston, MA: L. Prang and Company. Very Good. 1878. Hardcover. Very nice set of the influential horticulturist's books on native flora. Fully-collated, all plates and tissues are present. Two volumes in four books, modern half-leather rebinding. Original boards and endpapers, except for new endpapers in rear of volume 1, second series. All edges gilt. Boards are rubbed on edges, some corners a bit bumped. Interiors are clean and free of markings.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$1500.00

American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States: Complete Set

By Wilson, Alexander; Ord, George

Philadelphia, PA: Bradford & Inskeep, Laval & Bradford. Very Good. 0. Hardcover. Seventy-six beautiful hand-colored plates illustrate Alexander Wilson's attempt to comprehensively catalogue the birds of the United States. Born in Scotland in 1766,Wilson apprenticed as a weaver before emigrating to the United States in 1794, where he worked a variety of jobs before settling in teaching. By 1803 Wilson, inspired by his new hobby of drawing and his associations with naturalist William Bartram, expressed interest in compiling what would become American Ornithology. In the remaining decade of his life, he traveled extensively throughout the eastern U.S., studying and sketching as well as giving sales pitches for his intended 9-volume set. He is considered the first scientific American ornithologist; John James Audobon expressly stated his intent to surpass Wilson's work. Wilson died in 1813; volumes 8 and 9 were published by his friend and supporter, naturalist George Ord. The last volume contains the remaining four plates and Ord's biography of Wilson. Collated and complete; all plates are present. Mixture of first (Vols. 1-6) and later printings (Vols. 7-9). Dates range from 1808 - 1825. Three-quarter red leather over marbled paper boards. Boards are rubbed on edges, corners bumped. Pages quite clean except for some occasional spotting and offsetting near plates. Plates have light to moderate foxing, tissue guards show offsetting from plates. Gilt on spines rubbed, some nicks and dents. Each volume has a small bookplate from a previous owner on the front endpaper. Bindings have been professionally restored and hinges strengthened. Occasional small <2" tears on edges of pages; larger tears are noted in individual descriptions of volumes: Vol. 1 158pp ~5"x1" open tear to page 41, closed tear page 43. Pages 59-64 have several significant tears that run nearly the width of the page. Vol. 2 167pp. 2" diameter open tear on page 81. Large tear to tissue guard for Plate XV, small closed tear on Plate XVI Vol. 3 120pp. Tissue guard for plate XX is loose. Vol. 4 100pp. Plates show a bit more foxing than other volumes. Large tear to tissue guard on Plate XXIX, corner of the plate is chipped. Vol. 5 122pp.Tears to tissue guards for plates XXXVII, XXXVIII, XXXIX is heavily creased, XLI, XLV; few chips to edges of plate XLIII. Vol. 6 102pp. Tears to tissue guards for plate XLVI, plate XLVII is loose. Moderate to heavy spotting of pages in latter half of volume. Vol. 7 138pp. Small open and closed tears pp. 117-124; tissue guard for plate LXIII is wrinkled and torn across most of the page. Moderate spotting to endpapers. Vol. 8 162pp. Closed tear ~4" on page 125, some soiling pp. 160-161 Vol. 9 298pp. A bit of cosmetic damage to spine, foxing to endpapers. 4" closed tear to page 253. Inquire for photos.; Book; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall .

$21000.00

Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature
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Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

By Quammen, David

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Schocken Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. Hardcover. 0805239677 . Inscribed by author to Ivan Doig and bears his bookmark on front endpaper. Some light wear to boards, corners a bit bumped. Interior clean, binding tight. Mylar-wrapped dust jacket is sunned on spine, has not been price-clipped.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$150.00

Birds of Cuba
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Birds of Cuba

By Barbour, Thomas

Cambridge, MA: Nuttall Ornithological Club. Very Good. 1923. Hardcover. Published by the first ornithological society in the US. Four plates. Dark green boards are gently rubbed on edges, bookplates from previous owner and a private library. Interior otherwise clean.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$168.75

Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions
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Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions

By Leslie; Jameson; Murray, Hugh

New York, NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Fair. 1839. Hardcover. Harper's Stereotype Edition. Gilt on spine indicates No. 67 in the School District Library. Scarce in this edition. Pre-dates acceptance of glacial theories, in one instance suggests sea level change and uplift being a force for moving erratic boulders. Boards are worn on edges, corners curled, dampstains on surfaces, some staining to edges of text block. Previous owner inscriptions on endpapers. Binding in good condition for age.; Book; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall .

$50.00

Inside Passage: A Journey Beyond Borders
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Inside Passage: A Journey Beyond Borders

By Manning, Richard

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Island Pr. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Cloth. 1559636556 . Lightly read copy in mylar-wrapped dust jacket. Signed by author on title page.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s) .

$10.00

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